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Benzine
Director: Sarra Abidi
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Highlights
The film deals with the issue of immigration from the point of view of those who are left behind, not the immigrants themselves.
The film world premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival and won two awards at the at the Luxor African Film Festival.
2017/ Tunisia90 min/ Drama, Feature
SYNOPSIS
The film follows the heart-rending story of parents who have been left behind by their only son. For nine months, they haven’t heard anything from or about him since he moved to Italy.
CAST
Ali Yahyaoui, Sondos Belhassen, Jamel Chandoul, Fatma Ben Saidane
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Production Company(ies)
Synergy Productions
Producer(s)
Ali Ben Abdallah
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
Women Make Waves International Film Festival, Taiwan
Festival International du Film d'Aubagne, France
Imagine This Women's International Film Festival, USA
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund, Germany
Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Tétouan, Morocco
Milan International Film Festival, Italy
Radwan El Kashef Award for the Best African Film and Best Artistic Contribution Award for Sondos Belhassen at the Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt
Reviews

Variety - Alissa Simon

Quotes
“Unlike the majority of immigration stories, “Benzine” unfolds from the perspective of the people left behind.” Variety, Alissa Simon